Congratulations to NeWest Press author Cassie Stocks on winning the Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, and a $15,000 cash prize for Dance, Gladys, Dance (9781897126769) http://bit.ly/17YgFFe!!!  The win will be celebrated at the annual Leacock gala dinner on June 8th. Dance

Dance, Gladys, Dance

Cassie Stocks | 978-1-897126-76-9 | 344 Pages | March, 2012 | Fiction | Humour

Twenty-seven-year-old Frieda Zweig is at an impasse. Behind her is a string of failed relationships and half-forgotten ambitions of being a painter; in front of her lies the dreary task of finding a real job and figuring out what “normal” people do with their lives. Then, a classified ad in the local paper introduces Frieda to Gladys, an elderly woman who long ago gave up on her dreams of being a dancer. The catch? Gladys is a ghost.

In Dance, Gladys, Dance, Cassie Stocks tells the uplifting story of a woman whose uncanny connection with a kindred spirit causes her to see her life in a new way—as anything but ordinary.

"Dance, Gladys, Dance is a lovely demonstration of the importance of creating, whether it’s art, friends or food. Connection—reaching out to others—is the ultimate value of this charming and thoughtful novel." - The Globe and Mail